The Course

This course offers students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that will provide them with a base that will be of an advantage to them when entering into employment or higher education within the Health and Social care sector.  Qualifications in Health and Social Care can lead students into careers such as childcare, nursing, social work, teaching, counselling and health visiting.

 

AS Level (3 Units to cover)

Unit 1:              Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care

This unit aims to enable learners to understand effective communication, the barriers that may exist and ways to

overcome these.

 

Unit 2:              Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

This unit aims to develop learners’ understanding and knowledge of discriminatory practice and means of preventing this.

 

Unit 3:              Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

This unit aims to develop learners’ understanding of legislation, policies and procedures and to gain an understanding of the purpose of risk analysis.

A2 Level (3 Units to cover)

Unit 1:              Caring for Children and Young People

This unit will look at the type of care provided for children who may need to be looked after. Also, an understanding of the
risks to children and young people and strategies used to safeguard them from abusive and exploitative behaviour.

 

Unit 2:              Promoting Health Education

This unit looks at the principles underpinning health education and also different models of behaviour change.

 

Unit 3:              Exploring Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social

                         Care

this unit allows learners to understand different ways in which learning can take place, linking different aspects of their work and personal experience.

                         * This will require a minimum of 50 hours work experience.*

Assessment

Each unit is worth 10 credits and all are internally assessed.  Grading will be assessed by achieving:

Pass          - 7 points per credit

Merit          - 8 points per credit

Distinction - 9 points per credit